Warner Bros. just bought a script from Dante Harper that's based on an original Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka called All You Need Is Kill. Believe it or not this is not a comic book, graphic novel, or remake. It definitely may seem like it is, but it's not, and Warner Bros. payed a lot of money for it. Deadline reports that the studio paid low-seven figures against a purchase price near $3 million for the Harper-scripted adaptation. That's one hell of a deal my friends. Most script deals go for a low six-figures, unless there's a director or star attached to the script as well, even then it doesn't always go through.
This must be one hell of an incredible story and script. I haven't heard of this book until today, but I'm definitely going to buy myself a copy and read it to see what we have in store for us. From what I know about it now, it sounds pretty damn cool.
Here's the description of the book.
L to R (Western Style). There’s one thing worse than dying. It’s coming back to do it again and again…When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the Bitch of War. Is the Bitch the key to Keiji’s escape, or to his final death?
It's like a sci-fi battle version of Groundhog Day... I can live with that. This sounds like it's got potential to be a pretty freakin awesome movie. I just hope it gets the right talent involved to bring it to life.
What do you think about this book being adapted for the big screen? Have any of you read the book? If so, what did ya think?